Barbara Ann Woodard aka B-Honee…about the artist
Most of us would be thankful to have one outstanding talent. Barbara Ann Woodard is fortunate enough to have two. Her life is an example of some words of wisdom spoken by one of science fiction writer Robert Heinlein’s characters: “specialization is for insects.”
Creating artwork, raising a family, singing in front of more than a thousand people at a gospel concert in Brazil…Barbara Ann Woodard has had a busy life and one that is built on the pursuit of beauty. On most days she is either drawing, singing or looking for new and creative ways to do one and/or the other.
Growing up on the North Shore of Long Island – just an hour by train from midtown Manhattan – meant frequent trips to the fabled Modern Art Museum, a pilgrimage she still makes whenever she is in the New York area. After a debut with drawing and painting at the age of 8, she honed her talent with a steady diet of high school art classes. Among the subjects, techniques and styles she studied were architecture, water colors, oil painting, acrylic painting, charcoal drawing, and anatomy. Her favorite genre, however, has always been portraiture.
The praise and encouragement of Barbara’s high school art teacher, Ms. Keenan, encouraged the young artist to make drawing and painting a lifelong activity – a course of action confirmed by an art-loving cousin’s jaw-dropping reaction to some of Barbara’s latest artistic creations a few years ago. This more than favorable review rekindled Ms. Woodard’s artistic passion and convinced her to experiment with different styles and techniques again.
“Faces” will be available for purchase on this website on or before September 1st, 2013 in the form of A-2 and A-7 fold-over note cards. Larger sizes in a variety of sizes and frame styles can also be ordered. Newer artwork will be displayed and put on sale periodically, so please check back with us In the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have or orders you wish to place.